On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1908

Historical Events

  • Pinnacles National Monument, California established

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethel Merman, American stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam), born in Queens, New York (d. 1984)
  • G√ľnther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
1908 Highlights

About January 16, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn